Let the music play
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”(Quotations).
A wise musician named Berthold Auerbach said this, and I completely agree with him. All around us music is playing, and we don’t even notice it at times. That attractive pop song that always catches on then fades away, or even some good ole oldies. No matter what the music era or genre is, it reflects the people. It reflects the moods of America. In America family is important to its values and so is connecting with your family members .You keep a family together through bonds with each other. Music is inherited through the bonds of your family. Family and music together; it reflects my life. Even as a child I couldn’t function without music
Whether it’s driving on the way to school or doing chores, music is what helps the day go by. Listening to music gets us pumped before and during a workout. It lifts us up when we are down in the dumps. It relaxes us after a long days work. Music is the key to my existence, without it, I don’t know how I would function.
Music has been a big part of my life since my dad introduced me to the Rolling Stones as a little girl. I can remember being in Best Buy and looking up my dad, watching him sway his head back and forth. He saw me in awe of the huge headphones and placed them gently on my head. The cushions on the phones were covering my ears, I couldn’t hear anything. They were cold from being in the building filled with AC. I looked up again in wonder if I am going to get the same experience as my father did. He pressed play.
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And then I fell in love with music.
“Start me up” by The Rolling Stones blasted into my head. Now I don’t think the song choice was quite the right one considering my age but that was my dad. He had a huge passion for classical rock n’ roll, and it fell upon me. I wanted to learn more and more. I listened to his CD’s and cassettes over and over again. I wanted to know everything there was about classical rock. My vocabulary was music. My dictionary was song titles. My soul was a guitar solo. My life was music. With my knowledge of this astounding music I got to show it off to my dad’s friends.
Now men are always looking for a reason to brag to their buddies about something. My dad didn’t have the new car or the new barbeque but he had me. We would go to lunch with his buddies and he would bring me along too. Songs would come on over the radio on the car ride there and he would quiz me on the artist and song title. I wouldn’t get it right every time, but it was at least one in four songs. Pretty good odds if I may so myself.
Once my father and I arrived for lunch, well, that’s when the fun began. It’s where all my hard work would pay off. At the table the guys would talk about God knows what and I waited for my cue. A song came on. I was tapping my fingers on the table along with the beat. My dad’s friend asked me. “Hey, sweetie do you know this song?” My dad looked at me, gave me a wink and said “Go ahead Hun; tell them the song title and artist.” I smiled with a grin like the purple stripped cat from Alice in the Wonderland and replied, “Run Through the Jungle, by Credence Clearwater Revival, or CCR for short.” His buddies stopped eating. Looked at me and then at my dad. They said they were impressed and wished their daughters or sons could do that. My dad smirked and said “I raised her right boys.” I was pleased with the results and ecstatic that I knew the song and artist. To this day that is my most fond moment of my dad and I share. I always go back to it. My father established Rock N’ Roll into my life; he helped shaped the person I am today tremendously. So, how did he get the music into his life?
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Wanting a better understanding as to why my father felt the urge to bestow this beautiful music upon my ears, I talked to him and asked him questions until he was sick. I wanted to know how he got into music, and why he enjoys the type of music he listens to. The quest for answers was on. When I asked my dad these questions, his replies were remarkable. He said, “Music shouldn’t just be words, it’s the instruments, the guitar solos, the ten minute songs and the killer drum sets. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Credence Clearwater Revival have beautifully crafted and mastered this skill and truly are phenomenal.” (Allen).He was telling me all this with intimate passion, and I could tell he is mad for music. Music and my father have had an intense connection. That’s where I get my connection of music from. Unconsciously, I have watched my dad. I’ve seen him in his best, worst and most angered. All theses emotions have one thing in common that bonds them together, music. I’m sure other people like me have had the same experience of music and his or her father.
Wondering if I was the only one that has this same bond with music and father, I turned to my friend, Austin Reed. He has been playing the guitar for about eleven years now and is amazing. His voice goes perfect with every strum of his guitar. Austin and I always have these intense conversations about music and life, but I never asked what got him into music. Was it his father just like me? Maybe it was another family member or even a role model? I wanted to know if Austin had the connection with music and his father like I do.
The interview I had with Austin was quite interesting. He said, “My father was a huge influence in my music aspirations today.” He completely agrees with m dad and his view of music, as I do I. he believes that Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd had capture music gorgeously. Instead of Led Zeppelin and CCR, his choice of musical hero is Sammy Hagar. Austin said. “He is a phenomenal artist and highly recommends anyone to look him up. The way Sammy plays his guitar inspired him to go and learn the skill of guitar.” His father bought him his first guitar and that’s when the music started to happen. His father showed him all these rock n’ roll bands and how to play the guitar. His father and he practiced together all the time. Regardless of how they are feeling, they take their guitars out a let the music flow. He said if it wasn’t for music and him playing the guitar, he wouldn’t be as outgoing and successful in his life. More importantly he wouldn’t have been so close to his dad. His father showed him how to play, he showed him how to be a man, he showed him how through music (Austin).
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Music is important in his world as it is for mine.
If it wasn’t for music in the world, in my world, I wouldn’t be the colorful person I am today. I am in awe of how expressing feelings so beautifully can mean something so much deeper than the plain obvious. Music is just poetry with a melody. Rap is poetry with a hard beat added to it, maybe a few cuss words too. Poetry is expression of feelings, of moods, and of tones of the writer. Have you ever broken down a song lyric by lyric and tried to see what the authors are trying to say? I have and let me tell you first hand, it touches your soul. Bethord Auerbuch was more that in the right when he said “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
The musical bond that I and my father share is intense. We could be pissed at the world, even at each other, and we just press play and everything goes away. We were both in our own world but still connected through it . In our sanctuary and I loved it. I loved spending this epic time with my father. Music is the main reason as to why I am a daddy’s girl. Music is what keeps me and my father connected. I was his protégé and he was my instructor. My father is always with me, not physically though, with the music. Let’s make the music play.
Allen, Steve. Personal Interview. 23 September 2011.
“Quotations about music”. 19 September 2011. www.quotegarden.com/music.html. :Last updated 5 September 2011
Reed , Austin. Personal Interview. 25 September 2011